A militant’s promise, a Pandit’s trust

A militant’s promise, a Pandit’s trust

In Hall village of Pulwama, an aged Kashmiri Pandit tells how love of a newly purchased house made him resist migration years ago when members of his community fled and left him alone to witness an otherwise prosperous village disintegrating...
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We Find A Voice: Kashmir Once again shot into international headlines

We Find A Voice: Kashmir Once again shot into international headlines

Historically, Kashmiris since 1819 have always greeted the voices raised from outside the state against their oppression and in support of their cause. In 1934, when Mahatma Gandhi in response to a missive by a Kashmiri Pandit leader, Prem Nath...
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A hard outlook will have pitfalls in Kashmir

A hard outlook will have pitfalls in Kashmir

KASHMIR is happy, somewhat. The PDP-BJP split was much awaited; by people who were unable to reconcile to the rule of the saffron party by proxy. Fear was deeply entrenched in the minds of the locals that right-wing Hindutva forces,...
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Infinite quest for permanent solution in J&K: An unconventional roadmap towards a permanent solution

Infinite quest for permanent solution in J&K: An unconventional roadmap towards a permanent solution

Well, as a fiction author, I often am in a position to take liberties which policy makers and people in decision making positions can’t. This ‘wishful thinking” it the audacity of hope and optimism. My latest book, “When The Chief...
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Poplar: The devil of Kashmir

Poplar: The devil of Kashmir

Poplars locally called cottonwood tree are fast-growing, weak-wooded trees that lack ornamental flowers and fruits. Many species are native to the U.S. and prefer moist soils. Some poplars grow more than 70 feet tall and the deciduous leaves are alternate,...
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Kashmir – An issue of Humanity versus Brutality

Kashmir – An issue of Humanity versus Brutality

Kashmir is simply not an issue of dispute between India and Pakistan but today it is an issue of humanity versus brutality. Kashmir, the largest militarised zone in the world with more than 700,000 Indian boots carrying and using lethal...
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Why Jammu uses hatred as a Political Weapon?

Why Jammu uses hatred as a Political Weapon?

Asim Hashmi Rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, Jammu has shaken the whole world. But certain Jammu based groups, self-proclaimed saviours of the region, did not find it appealing to their conscience. It was not enough to...
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The idea of Kashmir

The idea of Kashmir

Jammu Kashmir can act as a bridge of friendship for India and Pakistan Khurram Wani As a believer, I have faith in Gods intervention for oppressed people which comes sooner or later through different forces of nature to break their...
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As stones draw blood, It’s time for Kashmir’s Civil Society to realise army is not the Villain

As stones draw blood, It’s time for Kashmir’s Civil Society to realise army is not the Villain

The security forces do not go around seeking an excuse to attack civilians. It is just the other way around with stone pelters looking for opportunities to create mayhem and chaos, writes Lt Gen (Retd) DS Hooda. Lt Gen (Retd)...
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Divide between ‘Hindu’ Jammu & ‘Muslim’ Kashmir is spreading across India

Divide between ‘Hindu’ Jammu & ‘Muslim’ Kashmir is spreading across India

Sagarika Ghose The gruesome rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Kathua took place in January. That it took three months for a court monitored investigation to be completed, that lawyers from Jammu sought to prevent the police from filing...
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